Football's 10 Best South America-to-Europe Transitions

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Football's 10 Best South America-to-Europe Transitions
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With the 2011-12 football season over or drawing to a close across Europe, clubs all over the continent are getting ready for the beginning of transfer season.

Among all the big names set to transfer clubs this summer, one in particular stands out: Lucas Moura, who reportedly had a bid of up to €40 million rejected from Chelsea this past Tuesday.

With interest from nearly every major European club and massive transfer figures being thrown, the big question is this: Will Lucas be able to adjust quickly to his new surroundings? Will he get playing time at his new club, be it Chelsea, Inter Milan, Real Madrid or another club?

Luckily for Lucas, he is not the first nor the last South American to make the switch to Europe. In fact, thousands of footballers have already taken the path he looks set to take this summer.

In the coming slides, we'll highlight the 10 best players to take such a path. 

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